Advanced Custom Fields Import & Update

WP Ultimate CSV Importer supports ACF Import. ACF Import Feature allows to import/update the custom fields of ACF Free as well as Pro. You can import/update your custom fields data either instantly or schedule it to do later. The import process follows the same as that of Simple Post import. To use the ACF Import plugin, install it from for the free plugin or else you can buy ACF importer.

ACF Import

You can create as many custom fields based on your requirement.

How to create ACF data and import with WP Ultimate CSV Importer?

Step 1: Download the free plugin from WordPress or else buy the ACF Pro plugin.

Step 2: Create new custom fields in ACF on your needs.


Step 3: Click on publish to add respective fields in post/page.


Step 4: Prepare CSV file

Prepare the CSV file which contains all the details of the ACF fields.

Advanced Custom Fields

Click here to download the ACF CSV sample File for trying test import.

The below table listed all the ACF fields format values that are helpful to prepare a proper CSV file.

ACF FieldsDescription & CSV ValuesCSV Sample Value
TextAdd your single line text.WP Ultimate CSV Importer
Text AreaAdd your paragraph with multiple lines.WP Ultimate CSV Importer lets you to import or update your WordPress website content from any CSV/XML file.
NumberAny numeric value.769837219
RangeSpecific your range value100
EmailUse the standard email format with @ and dot representation.[email protected]
URLSpecify your URL. (Page URL, Post URL or any external URL)
PasswordAdd your own password with any value.[email protected]!jfj9ftn
Wysiwyg EditorAny type of text values are supportedWP Ultimate CSV Importer
* Import/ Update
* Instant/ Scheduled import
ImageMention the image path of your WordPress media gallery or any publicly accessible External URL.
FileSpecify the file path in your WordPress Media gallery. External URL are not supported.
oEmbedMention your youtube video URL
GallerySpecify your WordPress Media URL or any publicly accessible external URL. Multiple images are separated using Comma separator.,,
SelectProvide the values of your select option to select the desired one. Multiple values are selected by using Comma(,) separation
Eg: Gold
CheckboxProvide the checkbox values in your CSV file. To enable multiple checkboxes provide the values in Comma(,) separation.
Eg: Yellow
Radio ButtonSpecify the radio button value to be selected.
Button GroupSpecify the button value to be selected.
True/ FalseSpecify the desired value
True – 1
False – 0
LinkSpecify your Post or Page or any external link.
Page LinkSpecify your WordPress page URL. Mention multiple pages using Comma(,) separator.,
Post ObjectSpecify the Post ID. Multiple values are separated in Comma(,) separation.356,598.870
RelationshipRelate multiple post by mentioning the Post ID in Comma(,) separation.345,466,897
TaxonomySpecify your Terms & taxonomies ID in your CSV. For Multiple values use comma(,) separator.86,38,63
UserMention your User ID. To assign multiple user mention the ID in Comma(,) separation.567,379,648
Google MapSpecify your exact geo location with Geo Codes.Smackcoders Inc., Kattnayakan, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India|8.7149916|77.73236250000002.
Date PickerMention the date value in standard format. DD/MM/YYYY25/09/2018
Date time PickerSpecify the date(DD/MM/YYYY) and time(HH/MM/SS).25/09/2018 05:18pm
Color PickerMention your color code(HEX Code).#0000ff

Step 5: Upload the CSV file in WP Ultimate CSV Importer. You can view the ACF field in the mapping section.


Step 6: The next step is media handling. Configure the options based on your needs.


Step 7: Finally, run the import. For more detailed explanation, please refer here


ACF Repeater Fields

The ACF repeater fields allow you to create a set of subfields that comes up repeatedly. This is used when you have to create and manage very customized data.

Repeater Field Sample CSV File With WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer you can import any Repeater values of ACF. You can easily separate the repeater values using Pipeline(|) separator.

Eg: Let’s repeat Text(Car Name) & Radio button(Fuel type – Petrol or Diesel) Values.

  1. Q5 35 TDI Premium Plus – Petrol
  2. A6 35 TDI Matrix – Diesel
  3. Q7 45 TDI Quattro Technology – Diesel

Along with your post details add two additional columns in your CSV file – one for Car Name & other for Fuel Type. Now mention the values in pipeline separator.

  • Car Name – Q5 35 TDI Premium Plus|A6 35 TDI Matrix|Q7 45 TDI Quattro Technology
  • Fuel Type – Petrol|Diesel|Diesel

Repeater of Repeater ACF fields

Repeater acts as a parent for subfields. The repeater provides a neat solution for repeating contents like team members, CTA.

WP Ultimate CSV Importer allows you to import the Repeater of Repeater ACF field values. The values are separated using -> (hyphen & less than) and | (Pipeline).

Eg: Repeater field (Model Name – Q5,A6,Q7) Repeater of Repeater(Car Name – Q5 35 TDI Premium Plus, Q5 35 TDI Technology,A6 35 TDI Matrix,A6 35 TFSI Matrix,Q7 45 TDI Quattro Technology,Q7 45 TDI Design Edition). After adding your necessary post information, add two additional columns in your CSV,

  • Models – Q5|A6|Q7
  • Cars – Q5 35 TDI Premium Plus->Q5 35 TDI Technology|A6 35 TDI Matrix->A6 35 TFSI Matrix|Q7 45 TDI Quattro Technology->Q7 45 TDI Design Edition.

Update WordPress data with ACF Fields

This plugin lets you update the existing WordPress fields with the help of ACF custom fields. Once you upload your CSV/XML file, click the Existing Items option. Then choose your post_type from the dropdown. This plugin also lets you update the existing WordPress ACF fields. Once you upload your CSV/XML file, click the Existing Items option. Then choose your desired post_type from the dropdown.

The data update is done based on the text or number field. So while you’re in the import section, enable the Do you want to update the records based on ACF Fields? option and enter the name of the text or number field.


The update will be done based on the ACF field name you have entered.

Note: The Field Mapping and Media Handling follows the same procedure you do for import.

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